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Happy New Year! Last year Tiffany was the most correct in her prediction that she’d hide 50% of her Facebook friends due to political posts. We’ve all done that and know only interact with our “right” friends. Anne and Carrie Jo both predicted Theo James would be the ONLY thing worth seeing in Allegiant (and he was, hardly). Bekah predicted we’d have another killer party at #TNSDCC (we did!) and that we’d care about Aaron Tveit once again (Thanks, Grease Live! musical!) So basically we were spot-on with a few things in our 2016 Predictions. Read the whole list.
And if you have some extra time (due to lack of people to follow in your Facebook timeline) check out our predictions from 2015.
Here’s what we think will happen in 2017…
About three things I am absolutely positive (for 2017): First, we will continue to complain about Outlander each and every week (come Springtime), however, it will dominate all conversations, group texts, our video content, recaps and minds for 12+ weeks, despite all our complaints because deep down we just can’t quit it. Second, there is a part of us- and I don’t know how potent this part might be- that will attempt to find something to replace Outlander as the most talked about topic on TN (like with Sense 8 or Tom Hiddleston or TN IRL in 2016) but we’ll fail. And third I will unconditionally and irrevocably never stop making Twilight references.
On 2016 television, monarchs were huge. Versailles! The Crown! That show about Victoria that may be called Victoria? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So coming to Netflix in 2017 is the story of Ivan the Terrible in a show called Turrible, Turrible (h/t Charles Barkley). Ivan rules Moscow like a paranoid crazy person from 1547-1584. I have been in love with all things Russian ever since The Bronze Horseman, and considering Russia is going to be our new overlord, let’s embrace the vodka. Think of the snow porn on Turrible, Turrible. Think of the sumptuous furs. Think of the sexy times on the sumptuous furs. Ivan executed lots of enemies, but I think we can make him the Tsar of Hearts.
I predict that in response to our current political climate, 2017 will be the year of activism not slack-tivism. It has been easy for the last eight years to sit back and be keyboard warriors. For too long we’ve changes our status updates to tell people where we stand on current social justice issues, but we haven’t always taken action to actually change things. It has been easy to be complacent and lazy, but I think 2017 is the year we put our money where our mouths are and get to work. Do you care about the thousands of kids in foster care, but aren’t in a position to adopt? Go through certification process to be babysitter. Do you worry about hungry kids? Call your local school and offer to pay off unpaid cafeteria balances. Do you care about the treatment of Muslims and other immigrants? Contact your local mosque or community center and ask how you can help. Give money. Give time. Get uncomfortable. Be brave.
I think this is the year that the DCEU is going to turn over a new leaf. I’ve liked the DC movies that I’ve seen more than a lot of other people seem to, so I’m not speaking for myself. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got completely decimated even though it made plenty of money, and Suicide Squad‘s momentum seemed to come to a halt almost as soon as it was released. Both Wonder Woman and Justice League are coming out this year, and from what we’ve seen so far they both look great. So I guess my prediction is actually that people are going to calm the hell down and realize that these movies are about superheroes for goodness sake, and that there’s no need to be quite so cynical about them.
I predict Showtime is going to SLAY with Twin Peaks. Not a Hollywood-we-can’t-dictate-an-original-idea reboot, but a David Lynch fueled continuation of the to0-short-lived series from 1990-1991. Original cast with curious additions (Ashley Judd, Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts & EDDIE VEDDER). Given the ditch 2016 left us in, my generation would gladly devour all the drama Twin Peaks can offer.
I predict that by mid year, I will have to don a neck brace to shaking my head so much. Is it from politics, entertainment, a horrible decision I made? Who knows. But I plan on bedazzling the shit out of my neck brace. I also predict that there will be a lot of wine consumed during HangOutlander and a lot of That’s Normal being on the receiving end of some major Outsplaining. Oliver Stone will be in the process of making Drumpf, staring a Cutie on a stick. It will be 2018 Best Picture winner at the Oscars. Finally, this next year, I will most likely receive a restraining order from the cast of The Man in the High Castle, except from Rupert Evans because he luvs me.
There you have it! What do you predict for TN or pop culture in 2017!?